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MAY 12-14

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ EDUCATORS' CONFERENCE

Organised by and held at Leeds College of Music and at the Holiday Inn as part of the Leeds International Music Festival. Workshops, performances and lectures on the theme of jazz keyboards. Principal guests: Mark Levine and McCoy Tyner. Speakers include: Dr James Birkett, Newcastle College of Arts and Technology, and William Kinghorn, LCM. Fee: Pounds 135, or Pounds 50 per day. Details: 0113 243 2491.

MAY 13

FINDING MEANING IN LIFE

Organised by Modern Churchpeoples' Union Welsh Marches Group at Bishop Mascall Centre, Ludlow. Following the popularity of Jostein Gaarder's Sophie's World, this conference will explore the sources of meaning and hope and how they can be appropriated in schools. Speakers include: Christopher Norris, professor of philosophy, University of Wales, Cardiff, and John Kerr, Winchester College. Fee: Pounds 5. Details: Michael Neal, 01544 267012.

MAY 19

EARLY YEARS EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Organised by the Business and Technology Education Council at Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Speakers include: Vicky Hurst, chair of "Quality in Diversity", Early Childhood Education Project, and Peter Moss, co-ordinator of European Childcare Network, Thomas Coram Research Unit. Plus workshops and presentations by Save the Children and the NSPCC. Fee: Pounds 95. Details: Nancy Bangali, 0171 413 8400.

MAY 20

EDUCATION AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY NOW!

Organised by the National Anti-Racist Movement in Education at Elm Bank Teachers' Centre, Coventry. Topics include: changes since LMS and Section 11. Workshops include: exclusions and the black child; religious education and non-Christian pupils; and the role of black governors. Fee: Pounds 30, Pounds 20 unwaged. Details: Harish Dhokia, 01203 526700.

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